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Coyote Buttes - The Wave, an amazing natural site in Paria Canyon

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The Wave by Coyote Buttes in Paria Canyon, Utah

One of the most amazing landscapes you can see in the area of ​​the Utah and Arizona National Parksduring your trip along the west coast of the United States, is known as The wave (La Ola) in the northern area of ​​the place called Coyote Buttes.

It is not a national park, but a natural area which is accessed with a limited number of visitors per day, and where to get there you have to stick a long walk of an hour and a half (and the same back) through a desert area.

Coyote Buttes It is located in the border zone between Utah and Arizona, in Paria Canyon, and is accessed by national highway 89, in the section that goes from Kanab to Page, between miles 21 and 22.

How to visit The Wave

At this point you will find a booth in which every day is done a raffle among those who have previously requested it so that 10 people can visit it. To these are added another 10 more that have made the reservation months in advance.

To get to the area The wave You have to travel 5.5 miles on foot, round trip, although you can also take a slightly longer excursion of eight miles to visit some other interesting corners of the area Coyote Buttessuch as rocky arches and areas with dinosaur footprints.

Specific, The wave It is an area whose capricious rock forms with sands with iron deposits form abeautiful and spectacular rainbow of yellow, pink and red pastel colors.

I have not had the fortune of visit Coyote Buttes and The Wave, so to know the experience of a traveler who has visited this area, I recommend reading the blog Gure Bidaiak, where Aitor and Oihana They tell us in great detail their incredible excursion.

“Along with the visit to the karst mountains of Yangshuo, China, this is the most supernatural place we have ever visited ”; with this phrase Aitor and Oihana they begin the chronicle of their visit to The wave.

More information about Coyote Buttes and The Wave

  • More information about the Walking tour to visit The Wave in Coyote Buttes (in English)
  • Web to do the Book online in advance to visit The Wave in Coyote Buttes (in English)

How to get to The Wave

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